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When will there be a generic Tradjenta?
Tradjenta (Linagliptin) is used along with diet and exercise and sometimes with other medications to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances that lower blood sugar when it is high.
Unfortunately, there is currently no generic version (i.e. therapeutic equivalent) of Tradjenta available in the United States. In the U.S., generic equivalents can only be approved and distributed once the patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for medication expires. The patent for Tradjenta does not expire until 2019.
However, even though a generic version is not available in U.S. pharmacies, there may be affordable options available.
Buy Tradjenta from Verified Online Pharmacies
Tradjenta is legally manufactured and available for sale in other countries and can be purchased from verified online pharmacies. You can search verified pharmacies that list prices on PharmacyChecker.com.
Currently, a 90-day supply of Tradjenta 5 mg can cost you around $1362 ($15.14 per pill) at your local U.S pharmacy. You can find Tradjenta 5 mg for as low as $1.42 per pill by comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's a 91% discount vs. Tradjenta sold in the U.S.
Other Ways to Save Money on Tradjenta
If you prefer to shop at your local U.S. pharmacy, just scroll all the way to the bottom of each price page and enter your zip code to find the discounts available in your area. When you choose a pharmacy, just click "Print Card for This Pharmacy" and you are all set to obtain your discount at the pharmacy of your choice.
PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs.